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Shipping Giants Learn From 2013 Holiday Blunders

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

This year, nearly 3.5 million more Americans are expected to join those already shopping online. That's putting more pressure on the nation's delivery services, and they're trying to avoid last year's debacle.

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Chicago Fed Index Shows Economic Growth Moderated In October

November 24, 2014 10:40 am | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | News | Comments

Industrial production decreased 0.1 percent in October after rising 0.8 percent in September, and manufacturing production increased 0.2 percent in October for the second straight month.              

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Itucho Looking To Sell Building Materials Distributor PrimeSource

November 24, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

A Reuters report says Japanese trading house Itucho has hired JPMorgan & Chase Co. to run an auction for PrimeSource, which has attracted interest from private equity firms.                     

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Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Increased In 37 States

November 24, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

Association officials noted that the sector’s recovery is erratic and remains vulnerable to factors like growing labor shortages, new regulatory burdens, and stagnant public sector demand.                 

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Can Low Oil Prices Be Good For The Environment?

November 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

At around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields.                     

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QA1 Releases Increased Load/High Wear Fractured Race Spherical Bearings

November 21, 2014 12:16 pm | by QA1 Precision Products | Product Releases | Comments

Ideally suited for high wear and increased load applications in industrial markets, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are manufactured using 52100 bearing steel.

European Construction Production Dips In September

November 21, 2014 10:38 am | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Production decreased 1.8 percent in September, following a 0.7 percent rise in August.                                               

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Earns Molex Distributor Award

November 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Molex | News | Comments

The award recognizes one outstanding global channel partner for advancing Molex technology solutions through demonstrated growth in worldwide sales, coupled with global financial, operational, and executive management excellence.      

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Anixter Appoints New Board Member

November 21, 2014 9:24 am | by Anixter | News | Comments

Scott Peppet brings an extensive law background to Anixter's team.                                                     

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Wesco Aircraft Announces CFO Retirement, 2014 Sales

November 21, 2014 9:09 am | by Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. | News | Comments

Gregory Hann will continue to serve as Wesco Aircraft’s CFO until a replacement can be found, and will remain an employee of the company until March 31, 2015.                           

Honeywell's Vehicle-Mount Computer Delivers Latest Tech With Small Footprint

November 20, 2014 3:30 pm | by Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for warehouse operations, the CV31 displays supply chain workflow information in a manner that is easily seen, within reach, yet never in the way.

Gauge Of U.S. Economy Posts 0.9 Percent October Gain

November 20, 2014 3:12 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The October reading was the best showing since a 1.2 percent jump in July.                                                   

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U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged In October

November 20, 2014 3:09 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.                                                 

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Salvadore Launches Industry Recruitment Firm For Distributors, Manufacturers

November 20, 2014 2:11 pm | by GRN Coastal | News | Comments

GRN Coastal is an industry-specific recruitment firm focused on supporting companies in the electrical, automation, PVF, and industrial trades.                               

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WinWholesale's Carr Supply Opens New Branch In NW Ohio

November 20, 2014 12:39 pm | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The Lima, OH location becomes the 18th branch for Carr Supply, a provider of plumbing, HVAC, and water service supplies and equipment.                                 

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Franklin Miller Introduces New Delumper Triple-LP Crusher

November 20, 2014 12:12 pm | by Franklin Miller | Product Releases | Comments

The new size reduction crusher is designed with a unique ability to handle sticky, wet, moist substances as well as dry caked solids.

Top Misconceptions About Fall Protection

November 20, 2014 10:17 am | by Mike Cameron, Technical Specialist with 3M | Articles | Comments

When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives.                                   

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PA Region Reports Manufacturing-Related Student Enrollments Rise 36 Percent

November 20, 2014 10:08 am | by Manufacturers Resource Center | News | Comments

Enrollment has surged at three of the region's career & technical schools: Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, and the Career Institute of Technology.              

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Kaman Announces Contract To Support Aircraft Upgrade For Peru

November 20, 2014 9:53 am | by Kaman | News | Comments

Kaman will remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy, with a program value expected to exceed $40 million.           

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Spectrum Brands Reports Record Fiscal 2014 Results

November 20, 2014 9:44 am | by Spectrum Brands | News | Comments

An 8.4 percent rise in net sales was largely the result of the Hardware and Home Improvement Group acquisition on Dec. 17, 2012.                                 

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Shale-Inland Announces Sale Of Fabrication, Distribution Services

November 20, 2014 9:19 am | by Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC | News | Comments

Shale-Inland will keep its industrial distribution investments focus on valve and valve actuation, stainless steel, and high nickel alloy pipe, fittings, and flanges.                        

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